Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Statement on fraudulent DMCA complaints

It came to my attention that someone pretending to be me is sending DMCA takedown requests for several GitHub repositories, claiming the repositories are infringing on my copyright for mfg_dat_decode, also known as 802.1x Credential Extraction Tool

I hereby affirm that as a copyright holder for the abovementioned tool, I have never sent DMCA takedown requests for any GitHub repositories.

I do authorize the distribution and use of mfg_dat_decode in its binary unmodified form in any open source projects for non-commercial purposes. Any commercial use, including use in any legal proceedings requires explicit license. Decompiling, disassembling or any other reverse engineering or modification of this tool for any commercial use is strictly prohibited.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you Sergey, god bless you, a true Hero to this community - Tom.

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  2. Any comment why the decoder comes up as a Trojan from https://github.com/iwleonards/extract-mfg ? It has a very high hit rate on VirusTotal.

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    1. Many anti-virus and anti-malware products don't do a good job with Golang binaries or even UPX-compressed binaries - many tag them as suspicious or malicious right away without doing any kind of analysis. Large software developers have time and resources to submit their products to various whitelists. Smaller, especially not-for-profit developers usually don't.
      It is best practice to not trust anything you download from Internet, regardless of antivirus analysis. My tool does not have any malware, but to be safe you could always run it in an isolated virtual machine or container. Windows 10 comes with a great feature called Sandbox - it is a natural fit for running suspicious applications without risking exposing the whole machine.

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Statement on fraudulent DMCA complaints

It came to my attention that someone pretending to be me is sending DMCA takedown requests for several GitHub repositories, claiming the...